Hey Family History
Hey Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Hay . Dutch: variant mostly Americanized (or archaic) and Flemish of Heij a topographic name for someone who lived on a heath Dutch hei heide. German: metonymic occupational name for a grower or mower of grass from Middle High German höu ‘grass hay’. North German East Frisian and Dutch: from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hag ‘fence enclosure’ as the first element. South German: occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger warden guard’ or a topographic name from Middle High German haie ‘protected wood’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022